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Dell's FX2s with the PowerEdge FC630 Packs Four Nodes into 2U

In need of a versatile building block capable of handling just about anything you want to throw at it? Check out what's essentially a cluster in a box from Dell.

HP's DL180 Gets the Gen9 Treatment

The HP DL180 Gen9 server may be just what you need if you're looking for a budget-priced two-socket server.

Dell's PowerEdge R920 Is a Monster of a Server

Dell's high-end R920 server certainly sports the specs, but can it handle nearly any workload of any size without skipping a beat?

VMware vSphere 6.0 One-Ups the Competition

A variety of new features and enhancements make their debut in vSphere 6.0, most notably Virtual Volumes and vMotion capabilities. But are the additions enough to warrant an upgrade?

Open Server Summit Shines on Software-Defined Architectures

Scaling today's systems to meet the challenges that are arising from the mountains of data created by the Internet of Things will require leaning heavily on software and new technologies.

HP Gen9 Servers Pack More Punch

HP continues to innovate with each new generation of servers while maintaining the tradition of engineering quality hardware. Do the new Gen9 systems live up to that high standard?

Dell Ups Its Game with the New T630 Tower Server

In conjunction with the release of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Haswell processors, Dell has rolled out a portfolio of new servers that includes the PowerEdge T630.

Stacking Up Three Windows Server-Based Storage Solutions

Our latest server review compares several storage solutions running under either Windows Storage Server or Windows Server Essentials.

Super Micro SuperServer Delivers the Power

Consolidation is the name of the game in today's datacenter, and Super Micro has plenty of systems to help, including the SuperServer F627R3-R72B+.

Lenovo's RD340 Is a Workhorse of a Server

Our latest server review takes the Lenovo RD340 for a spin by setting up a VMware Virtual SAN proof-of-concept cluster.

SuperMicro Tall Tower Takes Care of Business

The company's SYS-5038A-IL packs a whole lot of features into a single tower case, and its low cost makes the server a great choice for tight budgets.

Two Tower Servers that Won't Tank Your Budget

What can you do with a low-end budget server? In the case of two systems from Dell and Lenovo, the answer is quite a lot.

Supermicro 1U Server Shows Its Stuff

The company's SuperServer rackmount server solution delivers an attractive blend of performance, reliability, power efficiency and affordability.

HP DL580 Gen8 Server Innovates with Power

With power and cooling the two most significant operating costs for servers, a more power-efficient solution can significantly impact the bottom line. In that respect, HP's new DL580 Gen8 certainly delivers.

Penguin Computing's Altus OCP31 Open Compute Project Offering

The Altus OCP31 showcases some of the key advantages a third-generation OCP-based server system can offer for those looking to save on operating costs as well as initial procurement costs.

HP's ProLiant DL320e Gen8: Good Things Can Come in Small Packages

While the compact 1U ProLiant DL320 may not offer the cost savings of its MicroServer sibling, it does provide impressive compute power and features ideal for a small business or small branch office.

Taking VMware vSphere 5.5 for a Spin

Does the latest iteration of VMware's core offering deliver enough enhancements and new features to make it warrant a closer look?

Server Management Tools: A Closer Look at HP's iLO and Dell's iDRAC

There's more to consider when purchasing new server infrastructure than simply the hardware. Make sure you do a little homework on the management side of the equation before your next server purchase.

Dell's T620 Tower Quietly Delivers Plenty of Processing Punch

In need of a high-power server tower but don't require the high availability of a cluster solution?  Consider the smooth-operating PowerEdge T620 for your next server replacement or upgrade.

Server Review: HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Blade Server

In need of the perfect building block for workloads like storage and compute clustering that need multiple physical servers? HP has you covered with its latest half-height blade server.

HP Builds Enterprise Features into New Gen8 MicroServer

While cost may be the biggest driver for the entry-level server market, ease of configuration and management can pay big dividends, as HP's new Gen8 MicroServer shows.

Running Windows Server 2012 on a Laptop

Learn how and when you might want to run a server operating system on a laptop in our latest Server Tutorial.

Lenovo's ThinkServer RD630 Gets the Job Done

The ThinkServer RD630 screams speed and versatility. Whatever task you want to throw at it, the RD630 is more than up to the job.

Dell PowerEdge R715: A Steal at This Price?

Our latest Server Review uncovers an AMD Opteron-based server that offers an outstanding combination of price and performance.

HP's ProLiant DL560 Gen8 Server Exudes Engineering Excellence

The HP DL560 is an engineering marvel and a crazy fast one at that. Is there any situation where this server wouldn't fit?

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